Persecution

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Midday Roundup: Cruz wins Values Voter straw poll

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Perennial favorite. GOP White House hopefuls gathered over the weekend to talk about the issues most important to Christian and social conservative voters.

Protesters confront Chinese president in U.S.

By J.C. Derrick
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China | Activists blame President Xi Jinping for rampant religious persecution

Imprisoned pastor worse off since Iran deal

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | At the U.S. Capitol to hear Pope Francis, Naghmeh Abedini says the Iranians are abusing her husband

Unprecedented meeting on religious freedom

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | Lawmakers from around the world meet in New York to talk about persecution and the refugee crisis

Christians call on Indonesia’s president to combat Islamic extremism

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The president of Indonesia needs to do more to combat Islamic extremists’ persecution of Christian minorities, a new report states. The World Evangelical…

Globe Trot: Germany’s Muslim migrants converting to Christianity ‘in droves’

By Mindy Belz
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International | GERMANY: Mohammed is now Martin—no longer Muslim, but Christian—as migrant asylum-seekers in some parts of Europe are converting from Islam to…

China locks away Christian lawyer in ‘secretive detention’

By June Cheng
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China | UPDATE: The family of Christian human rights lawyer Zhang Kai received a notice Friday stating Zhang has been placed under secretive detention and…

Collateral damage: The Sudanese in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | In 2002, WORLD went to Damascus and witnessed how Sudan’s Islamic regime created a flood of Christian refugees, with terrorism perpetuating their plight

Belarus cracks down on evangelical churches with recent raids

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Authorities in Belarus targeted multiple Christian churches with raids in recent months and may file criminal charges against one pastor for worshipping…

U.K. gives aid to countries that persecute Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | British taxpayers are helping fund persecution of Christians overseas, according to a recent investigation into the country’s foreign aid…

Migrants die crossing the Mediterranean

By Mickey McLean
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Europe | At least 40 migrants died Saturday aboard a smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, while the Italian navy rescued 320 others. Tens of…

Christian captives freed in Sudan, Vietnam, and Iran

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution and human rights organizations rejoiced last week as three repressive regimes released five Christians held on trumped-up charges. Sudan released…

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